Learning & Teaching Materials


Amada, Gerald. Coping with the Disruptive College Student: A Practical Model. Asheville, NC: College Administration, 1994. (LB2344.A48 1999)
Amada, Gerald and Michael C. Green. Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom: A Practical Model. Asheville, NC: College Administration, 1999. (LB2344.A477 1999)
Ammentorp, Bill and Bill Warner. Academic Design: Sharing Lessons
Learned. Ann Arbor, MI: Society for College and University Planning, 2004. (LB2326.4. A45 2004)
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Mass.:
Harvard, 2004. (LB2331.B34 2004)
Banta, Trudy W., ed. Hallmarks of Effective Outcomes Assessment:
Assessment Update Collections. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB2822.75. H34 2004)
Barkley, Elizabeta; Cross, Patricia K.; and Claire Howell Major. Collaborative
Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB1032 .B318 2005)
Bates, A.W. and Gary Poole. Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher
Education: Foundations for Success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. (LB2331 .B378 2003)
Boettcher, Judith and Rita-Marie Conrad. Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching
and Learning to the Web. Mission Viejo, CA: League for Innovation in the Community College, 1999. (LB1028.3.B63 F32 1999)
Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995. (LB2331.B677 1995)
Brookfield, Stephen D. and Stephen Preskill. Discussion as a Way of
Teaching: Tools & Techniques for Democratic Classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. (LB2331 .B679 2005)
Campbell, Pat and Barbara Burnaby, eds. Participatory Practices in Adult
Education. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum, 2001. (LC5225.S64 P37 2001)
Conrad, Rita-Marie and Ana Donaldson. Engaging the Online Learner:
Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LC5803.A37 C65 2004)
Dabbagh, Nada and Breanda Bannan-Ritland. Online Learning: Concepts,
Strategies & Applications. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, 2004. (LC5803 .C65 D33 2005)
Dalke, Anne French. Teaching to Learn/Learning to Teach : Meditations on
the Classroom. New York : P. Lang, 2002. (LB2331.D347 2002)
Draves, William. A. Teaching Online. River Falls, Wis. : LERN Books, 2000.
LC5803.C65 D72 2000)
Empowering Students II; Teaching Information Literacy Concepts with Hands-
on and Minds-on Activities. Pittsburgh, PA : Library Instruction Publications, 2004. (Z711.2 .E56 2004)
Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning &
Literacy. Indianapolis: Palgrove Macmillan, 2004.  (GV1469.3 .G44 2004)
Germain, Carol Anne and Deborah Bernnard, eds. Empowering Students II:
Teaching Information Literacy Concepts with Hands-on and Minds-on Activities. Pittsburgh: Library Instruction, 2004. (Z711.2 .E56 2004)
Halpern, Diane F. Thought & Knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking.
4th ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003. (BF441.H25 2003)
Hofmann, Jennifer. Live & Online: Tips, Techniques, and Ready-to-Use
Activities for the Virtual Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB1044.7 .H5 2004)
Ivers, Karen S. Multimedia Projects in Education. Westport, Conn: Libraries
Unlimited, 2006. (LB1028.4 .I95 2006)

Laufgreben, Jodi Levine and Nancy S. Shapiro. Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB2341.L245 2004)

Marcovitz, D. Powerful Powerpoint for Educators. Westport, Conn: Libraries
Unlimited, 2004. (T385 .M36345 2004)
Outcalt, Charles L.; Shannon Faris; and Kathleen McMahon, eds. Developing
Non-hierarchical Leadership on Campus: Case Studies and Best Practices in Higher Education. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. (LB2806.D437 2001)
Part I. Thinking about non-hierarchical leadership development; pt. II. Putting theory into action: successful campus programs; pt. III. The complex intersections of leadership and identity; pt. IV. How we define and measure success: assessing leadership development.
Palloff, Rena M. and Keith Pratt. Collaborating Online: learning Together in
Community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB1032 .P334
Pavela, Gary. Teaching Troubled Students: Campus Policy and Threat Assessment. Madison, WI: Magna, 2008. (CD-ROM, 92 min.)
Audio portion of the seminar with slides accompanying the presentation. Pavela discusses violence prevention and security measures on campus. He discusses his best campus security measures: good teaching, good mentoring, respectful teaching, and treating students with respect as active participants in the learning process. His compares incidents of campus violence and threatening behavior with the non-student population to provide a true picture of the danger on college campuses. He suggests appropriate campus responses to violent or potentially violent events. Seminar handouts may be viewed separately on Adobe Acrobat Reader and printed.
Pike, Bob and Lynn Solem, eds. 50 Creative Training Closers. San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 1997.
(HF5549.5.T7 P458 1997)
Popham, W. James. Test Better, Teach Better; The Instructional Role of Assessment.
Minneapolis: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2003. (LB3051.P61433 2003)
Porter, Jeffrey Edward, ed. Promoting the Success of Individual Learners:
Teachers Applying their Craft at the Undergraduate Level. Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2002. (LB1031.P78 2002)
Part I. Developing talent through individualizing instruction; pt. II. English curricula; pt. III. Math and science curricula; pt. IV. Professional preparation curricula; pt. V. Interdisciplinary curricula; pt. VI. Individualizing instruction.
Raisman, Neal A. Embrace the Oxymoron: Customer Service in Higher
Education. Horsham, PA: LRP Publications, 2002. (ON ORDER)
Educational value and quality; Recruiting and retaining students; The value of customer service; Me-centered service; Providing a good learning experience; Poor service leads to lost enrollments; Living the mission; The 13 principles of customer service in higher education.
Rookstool, Judy. Fostering Civility on Campus. Washington, DC: Community
College Press, 2007. (LC311.R59 2007)
Rosenfeld, Stuart. Cool Community Colleges: Creative Approaches to
Economic Development. Washington, DC: Community College Press, 2006.
Roueche, John E. The Creative Community College: Leading Change through Innovation.
Washington, DC: Community College Press, 2008. (LB2328.C84 2008)

Roueche, John E. and Barbara Jones, eds. The Entrepreneurial Community

College. Washington, DC: Community College Press, 2005. (LB2328.E58 2005)
Silberman, Mel. 101 Ways to Make Training Active. San Francisco:
Jossey-Bass, 2005. (LB1027.23 .S55 2005)
Stewart, Deborah A. Effective Teaching: A Guide for Community College
Instructors. Washington : American Association of Community College, 2004. (LB1025.3. E43 2004)
Sugar, Steve and Carol Willett. Games That Boost Performance. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. (HD30.26.S837 2005)
Sugar, Steve. Games that Teach: Experimental Activities for Reinforcing
Training. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (HD30.26 .S84 1998)
Suskie, Linda A., ed. Assessment to Promote Deep Learning; Insight from
AAKE's 2000 and 1999 Assessment Conferences. Washington, DC : American Association for Higher Education, 2001. (LB2822.75.A877 2001)
Promoting deep learning through teaching and assessment; Developing a learning/teaching style assessment model for diverse populations; Assessment of innovative efforts: lessons from the learning community movement; Assessing for quality in learning; Testing disadvantaged students: the elusive search for what is fair.
Taymans, Juliana M.; Lynda West; Madeline Sullivan; and Barbara Scheiber, eds. Unlocking Potential: College and Other choices for People with LCD and AD/HD. Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2000. (LC4818.5.U54 2000)
Ukins, Lorraine L. Energize Your Audience: 75 Quick Activities That Get Them Started and Keep Them Going. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000. (LC5225.L42 U54 2000)
Van Gundy, Arthur B. 101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. (HD53.V357 2005)
Wacker, Mary B. and Lori K. Silverman. Stories Trainers Tell; 55 Ready-to-Use Stories to Make Training Stick. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.(HF5549.5.T7 W314 2003)
Walvoord, Barbara. Assessment Clear & Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, & General Education.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. (LB2822.75 .W35 2004)
Zachary, Lois J. Creating a Mentoring Culture: The Organization's Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. (HF5383.2.Z33 2005)
Zlotkowski, Edward, et al. The Community's College: Indicators of Engagement at Two Year Institutions. Providence, RI: Campus Compact, 2004. (LB 2328.Z56 2004)

Videorecordings / Audiorecordings

Are You Teaching with Style? Dallas: Starlink, 2007. 1 DVD (62 min.).  (LB1027.23.A73 2007)
Learn how to design courses for diverse learning styles, assess your teaching in terms of learning styles, use multiple intelligence and personality-type tools to facilitate student success.
Award-Winning Tools, Tips and Techniques for Online Instruction. Dallas: Starlink, 2009. 1 DVD (44 min.) (LC5803.C65 A93 2009)
This seminar is for the experienced online teacher. It features successful teaching strategies and demos that award-winning instructors have found to be their best practices. Examples of strategies presented include: ideas for going outside the restrictions of CMS; tools for student-centered instruction; ideas for linking classes worldwide; creating content that is not just content driven; social networking/community building mechanisms; and rubrics for good student assignments.
Community Colleges 2009 Five Critical Issues in Supporting Adjunct Faculty. Dallas: Starlink, 2009. 2 CD (90 min.) (LB2332.7.C65 2009)
Panelists spoke alternately on the several issues concerning adjunct faculty on the college staff. Dr. Burnstad covered the profiles of adjunct faculty, numbers and characteristics, the orientation process, adjunct faculty development, recognition and awards; Mr. Gadberry addressed screening, interviewing and hiring adjuncts, adjunct faculty retention, ACT (Adjunct Certification Training), listening to adjuncts. A 30-minute question and answer period followed the presentation.
Copyright for Educators: Avoiding Legal Issues in the Classroom. Little Falls, NJ: PaperClip Communications, 2011. 2 CD-ROMs (90 min.). (KF320.C66 2011)
Steve McDonald, the presenter, gives a practical, informative discussion of basic copyright principles as they apply in and to higher education generally and to distance learning specifically. Colleges and universities need to have a solid understanding of the guidelines that are in place when using copyrighted materials in order to avoid legal problems
Course Redesign. Dallas: Starlink, 2008. 1 videodisc (59 min.)  (LB2361.5.C68 2008)
This seminar will not only take a look at the broad picture of course redesign, but will look at a state project, several specific course redesigns, and a single class redesign. Featured are: an interview with Dr. Carol Twigg, Executive Director of the National Center for Academic Transformation; the Texas Course Redesign Project (history course at the University of North Texas); English course collaboration between the Dallas County Community District and Texas Tech University; and a nursing class module.
Critical and Creative Thinking. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.). (B809.2.C738 2001)
Discusses the value of developing critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving abilities; lists mind action strategies ("Thinktrix")--recall, similarities, differences ; cause & effect ; idea to example--example to idea; evaluation--to develop critical thinking skills.
Critical Thinking in Today's Curriculum. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice
Hall, 2003. 1 videocassette (85 min.). (B809.2.C74 2003)
Critical thinking skills: tools for taking charge of your learning and your life (44 min.); Dave Smith, NCS Pearson (17 min.); Keys to science success, keys to nursing success (9 min.); Keys to engineering success (6 min.); [Student retention]
Critical Thinking: Required Learning for the 21st Century. Dallas: Dallas
Community College District, 1996. 1 videocassette (90 min.) (LB2395.35.C74 1996)
What is critical thinking and what it isn't, and why should we teach critical thinking? Robert Ennis and Gerald Nosich provide examples of how to apply critical thinking elements in your class, and how it should transfer to real life. They present strategies and templates for teaching critical thinking in your discipline.
Crook, Bob and Bruce Deck.  How To Customize an Online Course. Dallas,
TX: Dallas County Community College District, 2000. 1 videocassette (90 min.). (LB1044.87.H61 2000)
How to customize an online course to maximize learning is addressed. It is important to know what elements are needed for a good online course. Then by selecting courses with customization in mind, colleges can ensure quality while improving the students' learning experience. Includes question and answer sessions.
Curriculum Redesign. Dallas: Starlink, 2008. 1 videodisc (63 min.). (LB2361.5.C87 2008)
This seminar introduces the redesign process and features several ongoing successful redesigned curriculums. Provides departments and faculty with ideas and suggestions on how to implement or expand their own redesign projects.
Developmental Education. Motivating Your Students to Succeed. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1 videodisc (41 min.). (LB2331.2.D49 2010)
Video presents faculty from four community colleges with their successful ideas for development education. "Are you looking for additional ways to support your students and expand your DE offerings? If so, this seminar presents a number of successful developmental educational programs and projects that should be of interest."
The Family Factor. Dallas: Starlink, 2009. 1 videodisc (39 min.). (LC2670.6.F35 2009)
Webinar presents an overview of a three-year project conducted by the Dallas County Community College District, and one of the first of its kind in higher education developed to remove barriers that Latino students face in completing college courses. The purpose is "to determine whether key family member involvement in academic course work affects persistence, success, and retention of Latino student in higher education." Faculty members use an approach to course development termed Family Involvement Model (FIM) that engages students’ families in instructional content.
Funding Sources for Your Courses: New Initiatives, Programs and Partnerships. Dallas: Starlink, 2009. 1 videodisc (51 min.). (LB2336.F86 2009)

Given tight budgets in our current economy, many classrooms and departments are left wanting for dollars. This workshop will offer information on how to attain grants, gifts, and strategic partnerships to accomplish your department's mission in tough financial times. Topics addressed include: Untapped and creative sources of funding; Mutually beneficial community partnerships; Ways faculty can productively participate; Features of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Tips for successful acquisition of funds

Global Resources: Expanding Your Students' Horizons. Dallas, TX: Starlink, 2011. 1 DVD (43 min.). (LB2331.5.G66 2011)
Ideas for finding and integrating international resources into classes, for example, communicating with Skype. Provides information to access a printable resource packet.

How to Develop and Assess Course Learning Objectives. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1 videodisc (42 min.). (LB2822.75 .H68 2010)

Topics include: The difference between outcomes and objectives; Importance of defining learning objectives; The process: where to begin; Working together to develop objectives; Planning outdomes; Developing measurable objectives; Assessment.
Ko, Susan Schor. Managing Expectations and Handling Difficult Students Online. Madison, WI: Magna, 2009. 1 CD-ROM (60 min.). (LC5803.C65 K6 2009)
Program presents PowerPoint slides (37) with audio of speakers; not interactive. Dr. Ko discusses managing student expectations as being especially important in online classes, expectations such as the instructor roles and responsibilities; communication channels and protocols; the student workload; participation and or attendance (in blended classes); grading criteria. After questions, she addresses working with "difficult students," i.e., students that may have the same difficult characteristics in a classroom, but that are displayed differently online. She offers guidelines and strategies for the online environment.
Leadership at Every Level. Mill Valley, CA: Kantola, 2011. 1 videocassette (24 min.). (HD57.7.L43 2011)
This video illustrates appropriate circumstances for using four effective management styles: direction, influence, collaboration, and delegation
Learning Styles and Self-Awareness. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson
Education, 2001. 1 videocassette (35 min.). (LB1060.L43 2001) 
Measuring Student Outcomes. Dallas: Dallas Telelearning, 2007. 1 DVD (47 min.).
(LB3051.M43 2007)
Course-level approaches will be considered as this program examines a performance-based general education assessment model as well as techniques instructors can implement within their current models. Faculty-developed holistic scoring rubrics will be included.
MORE Award-Winning Tools, Tips and Techniques for Classroom Instruction. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1videodisc (52 min.). (LB1025.3.M67 2010)
Making the most of your classroom's design / Joseph Lowman -- Using cell phones as learning tools in the classroom / Morag Kerr -- Fostering ownership of learning / Scott Jeffrey -- Assessment strategies / James Yount -- Generational differences in the context of learning / Rebecca Shaheen -- Just in time teaching / Scott P. Simkins; Claude Cookman -- Motivating transitional math students / Susan Kautz -- Mobile learning techniques / Sandra Lebron-Lozada.
Pedagogy 101 for Distance Learning. Dallas: Dallas Telelearning, 2005.
1 videocassette (90 min.). (LC5805.P42 2005)
Taped from a live interactive videoconference, this program examines online education pedagogy, pointing to similarities between on- and off-site methods of instruction to dispel the negative myths associated with distance learning.
Plagiarism. Dallas: Starlink, 2008. 1 videodisc (55 min.). (LB3609.P52 2008)
Plagiarism seems to be on the increase. With the vast amount of Internet material made available at a mouse-click, it is increasingly difficult to diagnose and trace suspected instances of plagiarism. In this workshop we aim to make this undertaking less complicated for instructors by providing helpful strategies and possible countermeasures. Topics to be explored include: discipline-based approaches to help combat plagiarism; information literacy interventions; pro-active vs. re-active strategies; assignments that discourage plagiarism; and online tools helpful in encouraging academic honesty.
Project Management: Strategies and Tips. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1 videodisc (49 min.). (HD69.P75 P76 2010)
Novello relates a concept he follows for project success: SMART: Specific (in plans and goals), Measurable, Attainable, Result-oriented, Time-bound. "This program will provide tips for successful project management. It will help you take the stress out of managing projects and help make good projects better. It will focus on such things as: creating your project plan, accountability, project life cycle, work breakdown structure, developing a timeline, measuring performance."
Project Management for Carl D. Perkins Grants. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1 videodisc (38 min.).(LB2342.4.U54P76 2010)
Stated learning outcomes of this video: understand the key concepts of project management (PM), be able to apply PM concepts to the process of respondng to Perkins Grants RFA, use PM tools to manage Perkins Grants and streamline the production of quarterly reports. A project has goals, strategies, and tasks. A project is temporary; has a beginning and an end; has specific goals and objectives; is monitored, tracked, and reported.
Putting Your Course Online; A How-to for Faculty. Washington, DC: PBS Adult Learning
Satellite Service, 1997. 1 videocassette (60 min.). (LB1044.87.P8 1997)
Panelists discuss the main issues involved in deciding whether or not a college course can be taught over the internet. The panel members talk about how to set up and administer an online course and share their personal online teaching experiences.
Safe and Secure n the Academic Environment. Dallas: Starlink, 2008. 1 videodisc (51 min.).
(LB2866.5.S23 2008)  
Topics covered in part 2 are: How safe is the academic environment? Recognizing warning signs; When you have concerns--recommended procedures; The RAIN model--individual safety response plan; Faculty and administrative roles during crisis; Routine vs. repetitious drills; Choosing the best campus-alert systems; Creating a cross-functional threat assessment team. Packet includes the University of Iowa Threat Assessment model, mentioned in the presentation.
Student Motivation: Techniques for the College Instructor. Dallas: Starlink, 2008.
1 videodisc (57 min.). (LB1065.S78 2008)
Research has shown that teachers can influence student motivation; that certain practices do work to increase time spent on task; and that there are ways to make assigned work more engaging and effective for students at all levels. This program looks at some practical strategies for promoting student engagement in learning.
Teaching and Serving Authentically. Dallas: Starlink, 2005. 1 videocassette
(60 min.). (LB2331.T42 2005)
Taped from a live Starlink teleconference, this program discusses teaching as serving students ; discusses the depersonalization of communication with students at the college level.
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Across the Curriculum. Dallas: Starlink,
2004. 1 videocassette (90 min.). (LB1590.3.T423 2004)
Taped from a live interactive videoconference, this program examines various methods for teaching critical thinking skills to students at the college level. Defines critical thinking; lists critical thinking skills applicable in many situations, the most important being argument analysis skills. Illustrates the use of critical thinking skills to improve classroom discussion in examining issues. Presents a four-part model to improve critical thinking: Explicitly teach critical thinking skills; develop the disposition for effortful thinking and learning; direct learning activities; make metacognitive monitoring explicit and overt. Assessment is necessary to monitor success.
Teaching for Critical Thinking. N.p.: PBS Adult Learning Service, 1994. 7
videocassettes (420 min.). (LB2331.T42 1993)
Episode 1. Critical thinking: teaching and learning; Episode 2. Classroom discussion; Episode 3. Renovating the course: training wheels; Episode 4. Sequencing assignments to promote critical thinking; Episode 5. Natural allies: teaching, writing, and critical thinking; Episode 6. Critical reading; Episode 7. Collaborative learning.
Teaching Strategies that Create that...Aha! Moment. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. (LB1025.3 .T43 2010)
Aha moments are more than just a keen idea or sudden revelation. Research has discovered that these light bulb moments can be created and occur more often in the 'prepared mind.' Mathematics and Sociology [sic] are only a few of the disciplines we will explore, as award winning instructors share their stories and strategies that created aha moments for their students in the classroom and online.
Teaching to the Whole Brain: Which Side Is Paying Attention? Dallas: Starlink, 2010. DVD (38 min.) (QP408.T43 2011)
Explores activities and assessment that incorporates the whole brain. "Recent brain health breakthroughs provide insight on the most effective ways to build knowledge and improve memory. By understanding brain function, we can more accurately pinpoint how to attend to students' learning preferences, and develop techniques that address their needs."
Utilizing Web 2.0 Apps to Enhance Teaching and Learning. Dallas: Starlink, 2010. 1 videodisc (55.min.)(LB1028.3 .U85 2010)
Cell phones, social networking applications and small screen wireless devices are typically used by students for leisure activities. This workshop demonstrates ways they are being used in the classroom as well, to motivate and boost student learning in a variety of disciplines. Tips and methods for incorporating them into your curriculum will be provided.


Association of College and Research Libraries. Information Literacy
Competency Standards for Higher Education. Chicago, IL: ACRL, 2000. (Vertical File LIT A88 2000)
Hiler, Wesley and Richard Paul. A Miniature Guide for Those who Teach on
Practical Ways to Promote Active & Cooperative Learning. Dillon Beach, CA : Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2002. (Vertical File CRIT H54 T56 2002)
Paul, Richard and Linda Elder. A Miniature Guide for Students on How to
Study & Learn a Discipline Using Critical Concepts & Tools. Dillon Beach, CA : Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2001. (Vertical File CRIT P38 S88 2001)
__________. A Miniature Guide for Those who Teach on How to Improve
Student Learning: 30 Practical Ideas. Dillon Beach, CA : Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2002. (Vertical File CRIT P38 T56 2002)
__________. Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts & Tools. Dillon
Beach, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2001. (Vertical File CRIT P38 C75 2001)

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